Welcome to La Paz County Arizona!Parker is on the east bank of the Colorado River. The Parker 'vicinity' consists of a number of separate but interrelated areas. The Town of Parker, Parker South, the Arizona side of the Colorado river area, and the communities on the California side. Established in 1871, the town was moved some four miles north to the site of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad crossing. In May 1982, by initiative petition, voters formed La Paz County from the northern portion of the former Yuma County. On Jan. 1, 1983, Parker became the county seat for La Paz county.
Parker's economy is based primarily on tourism, retail trade and services. The 16-mile strip of the Colorado River, between Parker Dam and Headgate Rock Dam, provides many water-based recreational activities and makes Parker a destination point for tourists and winter visitors. Parker also serves as the trade and business center for the Colorado River Indian Reservation and area small towns. Agriculture, historically the major economic base of Parker, continues to contribute to the economy.
La Paz Life
Parker is the County Seat for La Paz County.
Parker itself is constantly growing and evolving. Parker is almost synonymous with diversity. Whatever you are looking for -- whatever your ethnic, political, economic, spiritual, educational or cultural background, you will find your niche here.
Parker, Arizona provides easy access to 16 miles of Colorado River, known as the Parker Strip. This stretch of river, often populated by boaters, river tubers, water skiers and fishermen. With plenty of fishing, boating and camping, holiday week-ends bring lots of folks from Phoenix and Southern California. Also enjoy our wonderful Emerald Canyon Golf Course. This is the most fascinating and unusual golf course you'll ever play, often referred to as the "Jewel in the Desert" which is located in the beautiful foothills of the Buckskin Mountains, For more information about our spectacular area, log onto the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce at http://www.parkeraz.org.
Parker is home to many different sport events such as the Parker 425, The Gran Prix and many other off-road races that offer both excitement and opportunity.
Whether you want to go fishing or simply want to race your motor cycle, or Razr or any off-road vehicle, Parker Arizona will offer a fun time that you cannot miss.
Make sure you get in shape, and get your swimsuit ready so you can enjoy your stay. Join La Paz Regional Hospital's new Gym in the Physical Therapy Building.